1. What does the house say to the children?
The house often whispers to the children that it needs money to survive and will fail without any extra money.
2. How does Paul play with his favorite toy?
Paul plays with his favorite toy, his rocking horse, by getting on it and starting out rocking slowly and then increasing the speed until it is quite rapid.
3. How do Paul's sisters feel when they watch him play with his favorite toy?
When Paul's sisters watch him play with his favorite toy, they are disgusted and feel something dark and strange in the way his eyes glaze over and he forgets about everything else around him.
4. Why does Mother say she is so poor?
Mother tells Paul that she is poor because she got married to a man who is very unlucky, and he will never be able to make a lot of money because he is unlucky.
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